Lately, talking heads and civic-minded folk have been concerned about how to gain energy independence, so we don't have to beg, borrow, or steal to fill our gas tanks.
Yes, and there are even some who recognize that energy comes in different forms besides petrol, and uranium, and contemplate how to free ourselves from the yoke of power in a whole bunch of ways.
Well, after some thought, a solution came to me which might help diffuse the high cost of driving, anyway. If, on this holiday weekend, we happen to run out of gas, we can always look to Washington.
So, forget offshore oil drilling, the fast track to energy independence may not be electricity, or coal, but simply to bottle and distribute all the flatulence coming from every orifice of our nation's capital.
Happy Fart of July!